from Credo Reference
This week’s brainteaser is all about quotations – the people who originated them, what they said, the people or things they described, etc.
- What is the name for the law which states that “If there is a wrong way to do something, then someone will do it” or “If anything can go wrong, it will”?
- Which British poet wrote: “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”? Was it Keats, Shelley or Gray?
- What was Shakespeare referring to in “Othello” when he wrote: “It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on”?
- Fill the gap in this quotation from a 1918 speech by David Lloyd George; “What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for…what?…to live in”.
- Which British conductor said “The English may not like music – but they absolutely love the noise it makes”?
- In the 1933 film “I’m No Angel”, which actress said “Beulah, peel me a grape”?
- Complete this quotation from Kingsley Amis’s “Lucky Jim”, about someone recovering from a hangover: “He resolved, having done it once, never to move his…what?…again”.
- Which French author wrote “L’Enfer, c’est les Autres” (Hell is other people)?
- Which British prime minister was Peter Cook impersonating in “Beyond the Fringe” in 1961 when he said “We exchanged many frank words in our respective languages”?
- Which American said: “A good newspaper…is a nation talking to itself”?
Find the answers here.